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There are two forms of the Santol the red and the yellow, both have large round textured yellow fruit with a very thick velvety skin. The divided fruit segments can be consumed raw or as in India, eaten with spices. The flesh is usually sucked off the seeds as the pulp clings firmly to them.Take care not to swallow the slippery seeds. By removing the seeds it makes a tasty jam or jelly.The tree itself is very elegant in appearance with large lime to deep green leaves and offering occasional contrasting red leaves. In its native setting it is a large tree that will buttress with age, it has low growing branches and makes an excellent street or shade tree. Young plants are frost sensitive and will require protection from cold, however once established they can handle a light brief frost.

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Specifications of Santol

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) +10m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Fruiting/Harvest Months March, April, May, June

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Santol Reviews & Tips

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Christopher Viray
11y ago

Campbelltown, NSW


Cut the tip of the santol tree so it will not grow taller and become shady instead and easy to pick the fruit..

★★★★ 12y ago

Townsville, QLD, Australia

Some are flavourless, some are too acid, but get a good seedling or cultivar and they are EXCELLENT. Maybe not to rival a mangosteen, but suck off the flesh from around the seed, like a sour fruit drop, and spit it outvery well suited to th...

13y ago

Hawaiian Gardens, CA


When transplanting Santol plant,put it under the shade for 2 to 3 weeks then partial shade for a week then to full sun in southern california to protect from sunlight burns

Riavill Mae Nacion
14y ago

Australia, USA


I love santol sooooo much

14y ago

San Diego, C.A


Santol is my favorite fruit

Erni Disono
14y ago

Brisbane, QLD, Australia


Seedless and peeled, cooked with molasses untill santol's cooked and molasses is sticky, hm yummy

Gretchen Jenelle V. Ursolum
15y ago

Stockton, Ca. , US


Santol is best eaten, at least the way Filipino eat,by removing the skin and making criss cross shallow cut on the skin and then living it for two days in a vinegar, water, salt and sugar mixture. Do not forget to refrigerate it

15y ago

Sydney, NSW, Australia


The santol fruit can be pickled in salt water and can be used as a side dish together with any rice meals. The fruit skin must be peeled leaving the rind and seeds to be pickled. As for the seeds, these must not be swallowed as it caused deaths in Asia.

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